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Old 03-17-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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To be fair, this is probably also marketed at the small sector of the population who receive it from their mothers. Mother-child transmission has all but been eradicated if the proper procedures take place, but so many people simply do not seek neonatal care.
True. I forgot the publication is intended for a world market---not just the U.S.A.---where this type of transmission is more common in 3rd world countries.
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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More crap.

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Girl Scouts USA has issued a statement saying that the brochure was in fact NOT distributed at the workshop. Here is their statement via Michelle Tompkins of the GSUSA Public Relations office: The Girls Only Workshop that Girl Scouts of the USA recently co-sponsored at the United Nations was supervised by adults and included no distribution of any brochure or collateral of any kind. The only participants were adults from GSUSA, Girls Learn International and The Grail, as well as 30-35 teenage girls. No materials were handed out. The Girls Only Workshop was jointly hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA, UNICEF’s Working Group on Girls, Girls Learn International and The Grail as part of the 54th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations. The workshop was a group conversation conducted to formulate a document that would express girls’ perspectives on global issues affecting girls. The Girl Scout organization does not take a position on family planning. Our membership is a cross-section of America with regard to opinions on religious and social issues and practices. We believe these matters are best decided by girls and their families. The Girl Scout organization has no affiliation with any political organization.
More from Girl Scouts USA's official Facebook page:
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Earlier this month, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) was honored to attend and participate in the 54th Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations, where girls were encouraged to take action on global issues concerning women and girls. Our participation in that conference was recently the subject of numerous internet stories and blogs that are factually inaccurate and troubling. Here are the facts of that meeting:

• The Girls Only Workshop was jointly hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA, UNICEF’s Working Group on Girls, Girls Learn International and The Grail. The meeting was only open to the girls and participating sponsors.

• Only seven adults were in the room at the time of the meeting, each representing one of the sponsors of the event. No one from Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute was in the room to report on the event.

• 30 - 35 girls from across the world participated in this event. All teenagers.

• The girls received a copy of the only document they were working on titled (“The Girls’ Statement”). No other documents were given to the girls as part of this event.

• The room in question was also used to host other events over the course of the multi-day conference. Prior to our girls entering the room, we did not “sanitize’ the room to ensure that no trash or other items were left behind. We did request that those not associated with the sponsors to leave the room prior to our session.

• The Girl Scouts of the USA was not contacted by Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) regarding its initial story to discuss the facts of this event. Had they applied these basic journalistic standards, perhaps the true details of this event would have been reported.

The Girl Scout organization does not take a position on family planning. Our membership is a cross-section of America with regard to opinions on religious and social issues and practices. We believe these matters are best decided by girls and their families.

The Girl Scout organization has no affiliation with any political organization.

Our Mission in Girl Scouting is to build girls of courage, confidence and character – who make the world a better place. We continue to be proud of our girls and look forward to showing the world what our girls can do. We thank everyone for their support of Girl Scouting.
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:33 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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And can I ask why anyone would have an issue with this brochure being given to a teen in the first place? It's a brochure on how young people with HIV can live safely...
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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Thank you newtoli.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:11 AM
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Location: South Bay Native
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From the linked publication-

This guide is for:
• young people who are living with HIV or who have a partner who is living with HIV
• young people who have recently been diagnosed with HIV as well as those have been
living with HIV for a while or since birth
• young people living with HIV who are married, in a relationship with one or more
partners, as well as those who are single, dating, or just want to have sex
• young people living with HIV who are just starting to think about dating and sex as
well as those who have more experience
• all young people living with HIV: men, women, transgender people and those who are
fi guring out their gender identity
• young people living with HIV who are interested in dating and having sex with people
of the same sex or opposite sex, as well as those who are exploring and questioning
their sexual orientation

I did not see any mention of Girl Scouts in the entire file. Did I miss something?
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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I did not see any mention of Girl Scouts in the entire file. Did I miss something?
No you didn't. The article in the OP, apart from being one of the worst insults to journalists ever, was a fabricated story about this pamphlet being handed out to girl scouts when they attended the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations.

I agree, excellent pamphlet for it's target recipients. Well written, and to the point.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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More crap.



More from Girl Scouts USA's official Facebook page:
Thank you!

As a former GS and mother of a GS, we were never, ever given this sort of literature.

As you've indicated -- it was distributed to a very limited number of teens at an international conference.

Thin Mints anyone?
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:57 AM
Status: "It was all that I wanted ~ now I'm living without" (set 24 days ago)
 
Location: South Bay Native
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Thank you!

As a former GS and mother of a GS, we were never, ever given this sort of literature.

As you've indicated -- it was distributed to a very limited number of teens at an international conference.

Thin Mints anyone?
I'll take 2 boxes, and 2 of the Tagalongs as well.
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:19 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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And can I ask why anyone would have an issue with this brochure being given to a teen in the first place? It's a brochure on how young people with HIV can live safely...
Are you kidding me? Is there anyone who doesn't?

Clearly the target audience is key but this is a brochure telling HIV "young people" to "have fun, explore and be yourself." My interpretation, the "young people" being targeted and told they're "hot" and referred to as "boys" and "girls" while being told where their body parts are sound like early teens. Early teens with HIV being told to enjoy sex. Given that interpretation, it is disgusting. Hook your 14 yo up with a HIV child and tell them to explore and be hot.

Now if one can read this and think 20 year olds are the target it'd be an entirely different story.
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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You sure it's Planned Parenthood or homosexuals at Planned Parenthood? It looks like most of the publications put out by gay organizations. They will yet destroy this country.
Well if a country is feeble enough to be destroyed by information, perhaps it needs destroying.
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